James Franco turns 35 today, and if we've learned anything about James Franco, it that's he won't be celebrating in traditional fashion. I mean, this is the guy who writes, directs, teaches, paints, acts, and sells invisible art for five figures — he doesn't do anything by the book, and he doesn't keep himself boxed in. We can only imagine he'll do little bit of everything to commemorate the special day.Here's our best guess at Franco's 15-point Birthday to-do list.1. Take a selfie.2...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)LL Cool J has been up to some mighty questionable antics lately ("WHADDUP"), but none of it is bound to generate as much at attention as his new collaboration with Brad Paisley, unleashed on the Internet a few days ago. "Accidental Racist" explores the relationship between Southern pride and racism (ahem, Confederate flag-wearers) in the absolute oddest way possible: A country/hip-hop duet. It's cool that Paisley's tackling the subject, but oh, the one-liners! The one-liners...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)You may have the roses, the champagne, the sickly-sweet teddy bear, and even the candles, but are you really prepared for Valentine's Day? If you don't have a ridiculously sexy playlist compiled for your intimate evening, we're afraid the answer is no. Don't worry — we've got helpful boner jam suggestions for just about every type of date. You're welcome.For the Sweet Indie Type: Rhye, "Open"The first music video for this achingly tender love song was essentially clips of...Read Full Story
(Getty)The most awkward moment during Wednesday evening's Grammy nominations concert came when LL Cool J cajoled his ever-sweet co-host Taylor Swift into accompanying him through a bar of her hit "Mean." Except Taylor wasn't singing: She was bringing the beats.Swift's attempt to hold down the beat wasn't as awful as it could have been, but it wasn't terrific, either. The crowd didn't seem to mind, however, as Swift's awkward percussion was met with screams of adoration from the Nashville...Read Full Story
Last Night, LL Cool J was in charge of emceeing music's biggest night – the Grammys. With the added pressure of being the first person to host the event since 2006, LL Cool J was a smashing success. The celebrated rapper turned actor was funny, charming, and poingant, particularly when LL Cool J opened up the show with an honest, touching tribute to the late Whitney Houston. The show changed quite a bit on the fly since the music legend's passing Saturday afternoon, and Mr. Cool J treated the...Read Full Story
A community portal about LL Cool J with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: James Todd Smith III, better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. He is best known for romantic ballads like " I Need Love " as well as hardcore rap like "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "Boomin' System", & " Mama...more
A community portal about LL Cool J with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: James Todd Smith III, better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. He is best known for romantic ballads like " I Need Love " as well as hardcore rap like "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "Boomin' System", & " Mama Said Knock You Out ". He has also appeared in several films. He is seen as a sex symbol and a ladies' man, due to his "flirtatious" lip-licking and his muscular body. LL Cool J represents an important figure within the hip hop community, and is one of a few hip-hop stars of his era to sustain a successful recording career for more than two decades. He has released 11 albums and a greatest hits album so far, with the much anticipated Todd Smith Pt. 2 to be released in late 2006. The album will be the last on LL's record deal with Def Jam, a deal which has lasted more than twenty years.